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How To Remove Front Door Panel 02-06 Nissan Altima

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:28)
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece by hand
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw behind the door pull
    • Pry off the courtesy light by hand
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Pry out the door panel by hand
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (2:09)
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Push on the courtesy light
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Insert the Phillips screw behind the door pull
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push on the window switch panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Push in the door pull trim piece
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace your door panel on this 2003 Nissan Altima. The only tools that you're going to need for this procedure are a Phillips screwdriver and a flat blade screwdriver.

Start off by removing this screw cap right here. Underneath that, there's a Phillips screw; you want to just go ahead and remove that. Pry up the switch panel starting at the top here. Now, disconnect the harnesses from the switch panel. Just push down on the tabs and pull the harness out. Now pry out this triangular panel at the top of the door panel and remove the screw cap from behind the door handle. Now you just want to remove these two Phillips screws. Down here is your courtesy light; it just pulls out and you can just pull out the harness. Then pull out around the door to release the clips. Then the door panel just lifts up and off. Now on the back side of the door panel, there are these two cables. They disconnect the same. Pull them out, lift it up, and it's free. Then, you just want to push on the tabs on this harness and pull it out.

Now, to reinstall your door panel it's pretty much just the reverse of the procedure. You just push your harness into place and slide your door handle and lock cable down into that slot. Push it forward and clip it into the door panel. Push the harnesses through the door panel. Then just line it up on the window sill and push it down into place, and make sure that the harness for your courtesy light comes through. Then, line up the clips on the back of the door panel and just hit them into place. Reconnect your courtesy light and push it into place. Replace the two Phillips screws: the one behind the door handle and the one in the pull cup. Reconnect your switch panel. Just plug the harnesses in and push the switch panel down into place. Replace the Phillips screw in the switch panel. Now just replace that triangular panel and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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